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be making a bigger case about taxes, spending, shoot for the mountains and not get dragged down on what he says is clearly democrats and the president's turf. >> we have to focus, steve, i believe republicans -- i've said it time and time again -- on taxes. on cutting spending. on saving entitlements. on saving america from this crushing national debt. it grew $6 trillion under barack obama over the past term. and try to avoid some of these other issues. but i hear bobby jindal's new federalism on crack talking about cutting federal employees by three-quarters, et cetera, et cetera. that ain't going to happen. with the changing demographics and where america is and where it's going over the next 20 every 30 years. >> that's the issue. if you separate it, i think the first part not being the stupid party anymore is sort of a no-brainer. why would you go around insulting important interest groups. >> women. >> yeah, the 47%, all that stuff. but then you get to his policy proposals, and i don't think he's in the mainstream of this country when you talk about 25% of the government buildings, c
from a federal perspective is that this takeover is subsidized through tax credits that or just extended by the fiscal cliff bill, which allows investors to come into our inner-city neighborhoods and build expensive buildings, turned over and lease them to a charter boards and high rates, so charters don't have sufficient funding to even operator schools as far as operating expenses such as teachers and books and so on. i'm concerned about proliferation of charter's and what this has done to destroy neighborhoods. host: here's a comment -- coming up next, we will talk more about immigration policy. what the president had to say yesterday and what a bipartisan group of senators announced earlier this week. argos -- our guest is carlos gutierrez, now working on immigration issues as well as other things in his portfolio. later on, paul krugman, a columnist, gave us a visit. we will be right back. [video clip] >> one cannot count the times that americans say that we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world. everybo
outspoken international president. got a piece up on "huffington post" this morning about taxes and the aversion to paying taxes among americans. i'm talking about the one and only leo gerard. the united steelworkers. north america's largest industrial union representing over 1.2 million active and retired members. we find out more about their good work at their web site, usw.org. we recommend keeping up to date on what's going on here in our nation's capital and around the country on the big issues of the day. market book bookmark it, thinkprogress.com. igor volsky is here with us every tuesday morning. >> thank you. in fact, if you make it your home page, you can go there automatically every day. >> bill: make it your home page. >> everyone who listens or watches this show, their home page is billpressshow.com already. >> stick them in safari. >> bill: there it is. so igor, it looks like immigration reform may actually happen this year, right? >> there may be some momentum and the reason is republicans want to win elections. they say that quite blatantly reason number one is w
with the government including fines and back taxes, under go a criminal background check and learn english and american civics. members of this group of eight is senator marco rubio of florida. he's a key voice in getting conservatives to sign off on an amnesty plan. >> we have to be sure not to encourage people to come here illegally in the future. by the same token, we are dealing with 11 million human beings who are here undocumented. the majority of whom who recognize it as the american dream. let me say on both sides of this issue, there are legitimate points to be raised. there are people concerned about how much this is going to cost the american economy. we have to be frank of dealing with that. we owe $16 trillion. >> there's a small majority of americans, 51% support a plan that allows undocumented workers to stay and apply for citizenship. they hope to vote in march. jim is joining us. good morning. >> how are you? >> the senate is all in on this one. this is a big comprehensive plan. >> it is. i think it is significant. chuck schumer was saying you have mccain and rubio up ther
a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino voters. he lost big time. and that's why when i asked senator mccain and others who were standing right here where i'm standing, half a dozen years ago, why this is different, that's why they answered that w
and pass a background check. you would be required to do that if you're illegal. pay a fine and back taxes. earn probationary legal status. learn english. continue to pay taxes. show work history and then get a green card and then apply for citizenship. effectively you would go to the back of the line. so this is a bipartisan effort. remember, some of these commissions have come together in the past, in the last four years, specifically about the debt and the president hasn't necessarily taken on the plan that they have come up with. so this will be really important to see if it actually works. >>brian: a really important provision, skills valued. we've got engineers out there, computer technology experts, people when they have skills -- for example, if they train at american universities, they would get a priority. this is what microsoft and you always heard apple saying. we need more engineers in this country. why are we training them and letting them go back home? let's give them u.s. status or a green card. marco rubio talks about a plan. >> before we can move towards a path for green
finance minister started an initiative on this that this year g8 will look at tax evasion and tax fraud. i think it's enormously important issue, and i think the regulation on the shadow banking system, um, also needs to play a very important role for the russia meeting for the g20. we have quite a lot of regulation for our banks, basel iii comes to mind here. here, actually, we have to be vigilant that the lending capacity that is to boost, after all, economic growth doesn't get too contained, too limited, and i can only hope and join our partners in the united states to introdiscuss deuce this -- introduce this as well, otherwise a new imbalance here. through better regulation of banks, the capital that they need to the capital reserves that they need to have, we also see moral hazard in the sense that people increasingly seem to fly into the shadows of shadow banking. we were at one in saying when we agreed this at the g20 and the thought that every financial instrument, um, every financial be product, every financial market needs to be placed in regulation. we are very far from that. i
to stand out in a crowd, whether it's on taxes or regulations or in the past on immigration, you were completely shunned from the party. finally there's an understanding we've got to grow the party. what we've been saying for quite frankly for years and getting attacked, we want colin powell on our side. we want moderate republicans on our side. if we're going to be the majority party again, we've got to spend the party. >> are you saying they're pushing her out of the spotlight as part of making the stupid party less stupid? >> what i'm saying is that sarah palin represented a time and place in american politics. and not 2008 so much as 2010. and that time is passing us very quickly. and party leaders are finally understanding that. you know, roger els, i brought up richard haass, roger els before. roger els saw this coming well before the 2012 election. he had realized what had gone wrong. not only at his network but also in the conservative movement of the republican party. that's why he was running out and talking to chris christie saying, get in this race. you can save this party
of at tax in benghazi which four americans were murdered the president did an interview with steve kroft which he said, we don't know whether this was an act of terrorism or not. cbs sat on the sound bite, only news on the interview and did not release that to the public until way after it became a major issue in presidential they worked on behalf of the obama campaign. your question which is smart one, why are they doing this? i don't know. "60 minutes" is good show a lot of the time. martha: they will take heat for this for some time. >> he is like kryptonite for them. martha: "60 minutes" interview with the president, propaganda. >> melts with obama for some reason. >> also, martha, the other thing is probably the first half the interview is old news. we know how the secretary of state was chosen. we know about the back and forth. this already has been reported on. this is not new information like he was getting new insight how this came about and how they got over their relationship. it really was just a campaign endorsement. martha: yeah. huge questions about how good a secretary of
there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. revamp our tax code. reduce the cost of health care. medicare and medicaid and social security. they do not make us a nation of takers. the threat of climate change. sustainable energy sources. our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. seneca falls and selma and stonewall. earn a living equal to their efforts. our gay brothers and sisters welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants. the quiet lanes of newtown. >> joining me now, msnbc contributor jimmy williams and former rnc chairman and msnbc analyst michael still. gentlemen good to see you both. jimmy let me start witd you immediately. a lot of people criticized the president's speech. to be expected to some degree. did that sound like hey i won you lost. this is how it's going to be? >> i hate to break the news to people but that is exactly what happened. i went back this morning and looked at reagan's second inaugural and george bush jr.'s second inaugural. reagan talked about economics and the role of government. bush, terr
's a way to win the tea party back after voting for taxes on the wealthy. bring a chart. that worked for ross perot. >> here's the deal see! >> john: we're lucky because john mccain made a rare sunday morning talk show appearance. for those of you who don't know, john mccain has in his house he sleeps in the attic and he has a pole to slide down and a red phone in case a sunday morning show calls. [ laughter ] >> john: so every week, the pole gets a ride. he's there. we'll be playing some clips from him. today, we have to have a bit of a funeral for sarah palin on fox news. >> i don't know. i would love to think that we've seen the last of her but i don't think so. >> john: i don't think so either. >> i don't think so. >> we have speculation coming out she may pop up on another network. >> john: her people are calling mr. zucker all weekend. >> she did make a comment on her interview with breitbart where she said we shouldn't just be preaching to the choir. conservatives need to reach out. which is funny because she did it on breitbart. she's setting herself up to reach out to a larg
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a fine, probably back taxes. then they could achieve legal status if they want citizenship, which not all of them do. then they can achieve legal status if they want citizenship. not all the undocumented workers do. then there is a process for that. they have to get in line and wait in turn and not cut in. we're beyond dismissing issues of national consequence and the future economic consequence for the future with one word. we have to get into the detail and the thoughtful and strategic. we need more than one word here. we have to debate this. we have to fix the system. host: here are the numbers to call. we have a line for legal and illegal immigrants. tell us about the group you co-founded. guest: it is a group to reach out to republicans to provide support to those republicans who want to support immigration reform. this is first and foremost an economic priority. we cannot grow without immigration. have proof of that. anytime we have clamped down on immigration, we have seen it in our economy. this is a first and foremost an economic imperative. many republicans know and see that. we
continuing his campaign for extending tax cuts, um, for everyone but the wealthy top brackets, and so we had a fiscal cliff debate and fight on capitol hill where american taxpayers across the country paying their holiday bills were anxiously waiting to see what congress would do, and ultimately everyone but the top earners saw their tax cuts restored. and we went right into a debate about gun control and immigration reform. so it's true that the president has not talked about growth or the economy in a very long time. given this new data, though, and given the fact that we saw an anticipation of these sequestered cuts that the congress passed a long time ago and have the opportunity to undo but haven't yet and are set to go into effect on march 1, in anticipation of those cuts that really hit at defense spending we saw a big shrink in defense jobs, and that is going to continue, um, when we see the sequester go into effect in march. and it's going to hit domestic programs as well. combined that will be, produce a considerable dent to consumer demand. and as we get into a couple months down
'll have to pay back, you know, penalties, taxes, learn english, get in the back of the line and work their way through it, and i think that the public overwhelmingly supports that notion. >> do you have any concerns about the way the obama team inside the white house, the cabinet is shaping up so far in the top positions we've seen white men. we've seen a lack of diversity, critics say. there is that iconic picture, we're told, valerie jarrett is separate there behind dan pfiffer, but not really visible. she is a powerful voice. there's no denying that. the most powerful voice probably in the white house. what about lisa jackson that's left, vpa. you're leaving labor. when are we going to see more women? >> i think that you are going to see more women and more diversity, you will see that coming about. i know that i have been in discussions and people have told me that there is a strong commitment to make sure that latinos, hispanics are represented in the cabinet post as well as women, so i think right now we're a little bit too quick to judge, and right now is a time for all those
taxes, and then they can achieve legal status, if they want citizenship, which not all of them tdo. there is a separate process for that. one of the principals is, they have to get in line and wait their turn. we were beyond dismissing issues of natural consequence and a huge economic consequence of the future with one word. i say that on both sides. we've got to be thoughtful and be strategic, but i think we are at the stage where we need more than one word here. we've got to debate this and come to a way of fixing our system. >> here are the numbers to call. we have a line set up for legal and illegal immigrants. democrats, 202-737-0001. republicans, 202-737-0002. independents, 202-628-0205. tell us about the group you co- founded. guest: it is a group to reach out to republicans to provide support to those republicans who want to support immigration reform. this is first and foremost an economic priority. we cannot grow without immigration. have proof of that. anytime we have clamped down on immigration, we have seen it in our economy. this is a first and foremost an economic im
on this that will be posted later today. if you look back at ronald reagan, the conservative icon right? he raised taxes, seven out of eight years that he was president. he supported a ban on assault weapons. he supported and signed a bill creating amnesty for 3 million people who came here illegally. >> what a liberal. >> bill: if republicans -- ronald reagan could not get elected in the republican primary today and i just wish that -- not that i'm a great big fan of ronald reagan. but i wish republicans would just stop worshipping ronald reagan and start following him, start imitating him, and get that practical side to problem solving that ronald reagan did have. and he did support a ban on assault weapons, and in fact president obama quoted ronald reagan when he introduced his own gun-control measures. so immigration still probably going to happen before gun control, but the gun control battle has definitely joined after yesterday's hearing. bill joining us how are you? >> caller: hey, bill i just wanted to echo what ike said from charleston. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: and in
change. it's true the president can't come in, pass a carbon tax, pass a cap and trade system something ambitious and tackle this issue but there are a lot of things he could do by executive order. using the epa to crack down even harder with some regulations on pollution, on existing power plants. right? the creation of new ones. some of the biggest sources of carbon come from these really old carbon -- i'm sorry cole-powered power plants. would help a lot. >> we have one here in the district that heats the congress. you see that spewing out every day. >> things like that, the congressional power plant, start greening. the government more. solar powers on the white house. big deal. right? it would send a message. don't worry about the flashy stuff. myelogram standards in 2010, 56 miles a gallon all of our cars will get in the year 2025. >> a big deal. >> a huge deal. that was one of the biggest environmental accomplishments of his first term. he could protect parts of the ocean and george w. bush did some of that as president too. how does t
because corporate profits are up, costs are down, the fiscal cliff agreement has locked in low taxes for most of the upper-middle class and wealthy, and there's no sign of inflation as far as the eye can see. but corporate profits can't stay high when american consumers whose spending is 70% of the u.s. economy are this pessimistic about the future. they're just not going to spend. american companies won't be able to make up the difference in forward markets. europe is careening into a recession. japan is still in deep trouble. china's growth has slowed. profits are the highest share of the u.s. economy on record. wages are the lowest. but this imbalance can't and won't last. >> can't and won't. and look what's happening on wall street. they're doing better, willie, than ever before. >> mm-hmm. >> ever before. for the past four years, wall street has exploded over the past four years. real income has dropped for middle-class americans. the poverty rate's gone up. one in four americans are on food stamps. you talk about two americas. john edwards is right. >> incomes. >> over the past
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's about tax reform. that's about a balance between growth-oriented policies and appropriate spending cuts. >> joe? >> you know, there are things, jon meacham, that even conservatives, small-government conservatives, can support that, again, take care of these things. we can look at medicare. we can look at medicaid. but we don't have to slash spending on pell grants. and when you look at the budget our infrastructure, you look at the budget, right now discretionary dmomestic spending -- i don't want to bore people, but that's an area that makes up those sort of investments that grow the economy. that only takes up about 10 to 12% of our budget now. defense, entitlements and servicing the national debt take up the vast majority of the other 80%, 85%. so we can invest and still be fiscally prudent and take care of our long-term obligations now. >> you know, facts are stubborn things. when we talk about big-spending government, what we're really talking about is not on poor people, not on students, not on -- we're talking about us. we're all what jonathan roush called, we're in the middle of
differently. he supported tax increases. what does that say to you? >> two things. he joins a growing list of senators whoa are frustrated with the senate. that's a problem for all americans. not one party or another, but it has to be functional again. two, split cally speaking, it's not a safe republican state. this is what people have to keep their eye on. republicans lean as the favorites in the beginning. nothing is a sure thing even in the state of georgia. >> what do you think? you study georgia closely. >> absolutely. one of the first states i campaign in. he said it has been a really outstanding conservative member before i got to know him. as well as the united states senate. he is on the farm bills and authored most of the authorization bills. clearly his decision is personal i'm sure. he is frustrated with washington, d.c. and members of both parties are frustrated with the gridlock. the republicans will nominate somebody in main street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have
check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning english, and then going to the back of the line behind all of the folks who are trying to come here legally. that's only fair. >> let's bring in republican strategist david winston, senior adviser to speaker boehner and angela wri and former executive director and general counsel to the congressional black caucus. good morning. >> marco rubio has been taking the lead on this for republicans trying to win over, for example, conservative talk show hosts. can he provide some political cover for other conservatives? what's his role in all of this? >> clearly for obvious reasons he has standing on the issue that others don't have. he's obviously taken the lead in terms trying to drive this. there are two fundamental elements that you saw the president address that the republicans have been concerned about. one is the idea that the those who asked to follow the process end up at the end of the line as opposed to beginning of the line. the president was clearly trying to address that concern the republicans have. the other is great, we pass a im
over substance. i have a hard time telling my constituents in taxes that -- in texas that congress is looking at passing a raft of new laws when the laws we currently have on the books are so not enforced. i think we need to do what we can to address the shortcomings in mental health care, as well as background checks mechanisms we used to screen out prohibited gun buyers. we need to ask what the years of the institutionalization of the mentally ill have done for the safety of the american public. we need to ask about people who are subjected to a court order to outpatient mental health treatment. tens of millions are falling to the cracks and surely, we can agree that more needs to be done to enforce existing gun law. the gun prosecutions are down across the board. mr. chairman, i hope we will have a follow-up hearing to ask administration witnesses to come before the panel and testify why agencies of government are not enforcing laws that congress has already passed. it is worth noting that five years ago, congress was asking the same questions we are asking right now. in 2008, t
to terrorism. >> all right. the next four points, illegal immigrants register, pay fine and back taxes plus pass background check. work history and current employment required. illegal immigrants at back of the line. exceptions for immigrants who came to u.s. as children and farm workers. >> here what we're seeing is the fairness component. if you came here illegally we are going to give you a shot at the american dream, citizenship, but you got to go to the back of the line. that's what differs from the 1986 immigration reform. where they just said, apply for citizenship. you can get long-term residency for five years. then become a citizen. that left a very bad taste in people's mouth. especially if you've been here waiting in the legal route. >> real quickly let's show everybody the federal government new cnn/orc poll. the question being should the federal government develop a plan for undocumented immigrants to become legal residents? 53% say yes. then we have this. this is really interesting, victoria. because this bipartisan group of senators coming out today almost stealing the thund
's fiscal crisis saying only significant spending cuts, not tax reform, will solve the deficit problem. that is something is he thinks the president is missing. >> i don't think that the president thinks we actually have a fiscal crisis. he has been reportedly saying to our leaders we don't have a spending problem, we have a health care problem. that leads me to conclude he thinks we ought to have more government-run health care and rationing. i don't think that is going to work. jon: let's get back to karl rove. karl, what about his thoughts on a president bent on conquest? >> i think it is accurate. i wrote about this in my "wall street journal" column last week. i thought it was interesting in the president's inaugural address he went out of his way to take a political slap at his defeated opponent in the election, mitt romney and then he went on to basically call republicans name-calling absolutist who are clowns. in order to make certain we got the point, his communication director had gone on television the day before we have neither a political system or a political opposition w
-- ways in which states can help residents stay out of profit including learning to save more, using tax credits to do that and also giving people more access to public health insurance plans like medicaid. we're back after the break. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. desmond tutu said a quote that is one of my favorite quotes. "we are tied together in a web of humanity. i am a person only through you. i can only be a person only through you." that really resonates me and drives my work. the world is becoming an incredibly connected place. mobile phones are really driving that connection. at kiva, we run an internet marketplace. people can lend to other people for the purpose of starting a sma
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